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circulate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of circulate

  1. 1 to cause to be known over a considerable area or by many people circulate the plans for the new stadium around town to get people's reaction Synonyms of circulate broadcast, spread, disseminate, propagateWords Related to circulate radiate, sprawl; diffuse, dispense, disperse, dissipate, scatter, sow; communicate, convey, impart, pass (on), transmitNear Antonyms of circulate cloak, conceal, enshroud, hide, hold (in), mask, obscure, secrete, shroud, veil; contain, limit, restrict

  2. 2 to make (as a piece of information) the subject of common talk without any authority or confirmation of accuracy circulated a rumor that someone was about to be fired Synonyms of circulate bruit (about), rumor, noise (about or out), whisperWords Related to circulate bandy (about), blab, dish, gossip, tattle; bare, disclose, divulge, expose, let on (about), report, reveal, spill, tell; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; blaze, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, propagate, publicize, spread

  3. 3 to become known the prince denies the story about an extramarital affair that's been circulating in the tabloids Synonyms of circulate break, get out, come out, get about, get around, get round, leak (out), out, spreadWords Related to circulate develop, transpire, unfold; disclose, reveal, spill, tellNear Antonyms of circulate hush (up), suppress; conceal, disguise, hide, mask; secrete



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